Monthly Archives: December 2016

John Lennon vs The USA (Review)

To be honest, I probably would never have picked up the book if it dealt with someone other than John Lennon.  However, like any other fan of The Beatles, I couldn’t resist at least checking out Leon Wildes’ new book. … Continue reading

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Mid Century Modern …Floral Friday

If you were alive during the late 1950s and 1960s you saw a lot of architecture, graphic design, furniture, and accessories that just looked modern. They were simple, clean, elegant, yet somehow organic. They produced a progressive, optimistic emotion in … Continue reading

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Discovering Silence

2016 has been a very noisy year.  Of course there has been the cacaphony of the political conflict that doesn’t shut up.  There have also been the personal struggles we have all experienced throughout the year. We are subjected to … Continue reading

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Justifying Evil

Arguably, human beings are the only species on Earth that harm and kill each other simply because of differences of opinions.  I’ve pondered this anomaly ever since my teenage years. Personally, I think this trait is a deplorable evil. If … Continue reading

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It’s About Time

I arrived home from running errands and noticed the small box on the porch step near the front door. I actually said out loud, “It’s about time!”  The package was supposed to have arrived several weeks earlier, according to the … Continue reading

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Worshipping Heroes

Earlier this month, one of my childhood heroes passed away. In my mind John Glenn will always be the astronaut who rode the “Friendship 7” Mercury capsule into orbit around the Earth. Earlier generations’ heroes were many, the brave service … Continue reading

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Greetings

I came across an old pithy saying from the historian and scholar Moshe Davis that expresses my hopes for today. “A candle is a small thing. But one candle can light another and see how its own light increases, as … Continue reading

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